Wednesday’s schoolboy soccer regional finals feature some familiar opponents. Four of the five games involving teams from the region represent postseason rematches from a year ago — including three encore presentations of 2009 regional finals as Bangor hosts Brunswick in Eastern Maine Class A, Orono visits… Read More
    ORONO — The John Bapst football team isn’t accustomed to surrendering 22 points in a single game, much less one quarter. When Orono lit up the Morse Field scoreboard in the first quarter Friday night and had the Crusaders on their heels for a little while,… Read More
    Week 7 of the high school football season is headlined by the “Game of the Year” of the Eastern Maine regular-season variety — Bangor at Lawrence of Fairfield — and not even forecasts for a rain-soaked weekend can dampen the enthusiasm for this showdown. The projected… Read More
    High school football will return to the University of Maine for the first time in more than a decade Friday night when John Bapst of Bangor hosts Orono in an LTC clash. The game, set for a 7 p.m. start, is believed to be the first… Read More
    ORONO — Orono High School will induct Jeff Topliff, Zac Pelleriti, Wayne Arsenault and Dave Comeau into its athletic hall of fame during ceremonies Saturday evening in conjunction with the Red Riots’ homecoming game against Old Town. The game and ceremony originally were scheduled for Friday… Read More
    ORONO — On windy days, controlling the ball on the ground and playing a short possession game is key to a soccer team’s success. That possession-minded style played to the Orono girls team’s advantage on a blustery Tuesday afternoon. Alex Crocker scored what proved to be… Read More
    ORONO — Two years ago, brothers Alex Caballero and Miguel Caballero played soccer for Old Town High School. But they transferred to Orono High a year ago and combined to rescue a tie against their former team on Monday. Goalkeeper Alex made eight saves… Read More
    When his two-year starting goalkeeper decided to attend a prep school in New Jersey for her senior year, Orono girls soccer coach Cid Dyjak needed somebody to step in and and fill a tough job. Jade Keezer, a three-year veteran on the back line, volunteered to… Read More
    ORONO — The University of Maine women’s basketball team got an early start to its season in August when it competed in a four-game exhibition tour in Canada. Coach Cindy Blodgett’s Black Bears are hoping to capitalize on that experience when they begin full preseason team… Read More
    ORONO — In a field hockey game like this, with two evenly skilled teams going at it, scoring opportunities must be taken advantage of. Orono capitalized on its chances Tuesday afternoon, and Jill Tuell was a factor in both goals. Tuell set up Audrey… Read More